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Table showing TABLE SHOWING THE DENSITY OF SMOKE, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE RINGEL-
density of
smoke.

MANN CHART, WHICH MAY BE EMITTED FROM THE VARIOUS CLASSES OF
STACKS AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 2, AND THE DURATION OF SUCH EMISSION.

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Smoke inspector, appointment, etc.

SECTION 3. The board shall appoint a smoke inspector who shall not engage in any other business, and such deputy inspectors as it may think proper, who shall be sworn to the faithful performance of their duties and shall hold office during the pleasure of the board. The board may also employ such clerks, stenographers and other office employees as it may deem necessary, and may expend for necessary office rent, books, stationery, travel and other expenses incidental to the performance of the duties imposed by this act, such sum as the legislature shall annually appropriate. The compensation of inspectors, deputy inspectors and all other employees shall be fixed by the board, subject to the approval of the governor and council. All salaries and other expenses provided for by this act shall be paid by the commonwealth, which shall be reimbursed as hereinafter provided.

SECTION 4. It shall be the duty of the board to enforce the provisions of this act, to investigate all complaints made with reference to any violations thereof, and in its discretion, to order any person or corporation complained

The board of
gas and elec-
tric light
commissioners
to enforce
provisions
of act.

of to comply with the provisions of this act, and to enforce Annual
such orders by legal proceedings. The board shall make
an annual report to the general court of its doings with
such recommendations as to legislative action or state
policy as it may deem advisable. The board, with the ap-
proval of the governor and council, may make such rules
and regulations as it deems advisable for its own govern-
ment, for the government of its employees and assistants,
for the observation of smoke by the inspector or his duly
authorized agents at reasonable intervals, and for keeping
proper records of all observations. Such observations and
records shall be open to public inspection at reasonable
times and under reasonable regulations.

SECTION 5. It shall be the duty of the smoke inspector, Duties of by himself and his assistants, to assist the board in the per- inspector. formance of its duties, in such manner as the board shall direct, to investigate complaints as to violations of this act, to collect evidence in regard to the same and present such evidence to the board for action.

SECTION 6. The board shall have power, after notice Powers of the and a hearing, to order any person or corporation having abating the control of the operation of the stack, other than an em- smoke, etc. ployee, to stop or abate the emission of smoke in violation of this act. Such notice shall be in writing and may be served personally upon such person or corporation, or duly authorized agent by any person authorized by the board to make such service, and in the manner provided by the laws of the commonwealth for the service of writs returnable to the superior court. Such notice shall be served at least forty-eight hours before the time fixed for the hearing, and a copy of the order or decree of the board, shall in like manner be served upon such person or corporation or duly authorized agent within twenty-four hours after the same shall be made by the board. In the event of violation, a copy of the observation made in accordance with section four shall be mailed within twenty-four hours to the person or corporation having control of the operation of the stack, and an additional copy shall be delivered upon the premises, as soon as is practicable to the employee having charge of the stack, unless it is otherwise requested in writing by any such person or corporation.

SECTION 7. Any person or corporation violating any Penalty, eto. order of the board shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and may be punished by a fine of not less than ten nor more

Temporary permits may be granted, etc.

than fifty dollars for the first offence and not less than twenty nor more than one hundred dollars for every succeeding offence. No person or corporation shall be deemed guilty in accordance herewith, unless the observations, used as evidence at the trial, shall be made as provided in section four. The superior court sitting in equity, on petition of the board or any person authorized by the board, shall have jurisdiction to restrain violations of this act during the prosecution of any proceeding at law for the enforcement of any order of the board.

SECTION 8. Temporary permits for the emission of smoke, covering periods not exceeding six months from June first, nineteen hundred and ten, may be granted by the board to any person duly applying for the same and satisfying the board that he will make changes or improvements to prevent the emission of smoke in violation of the provisions hereof. But after December first, nineteen hundred and ten, no further permits shall be granted unless the board is satisfied that public convenience requires it, and permits so granted shall be for a period not exceeding six months.

SECTION 9. The board shall annually estimate the expense of carrying this act into effect for the ensuing year and shall certify the same to the treasurer of the commonwealth who shall apportion said expense among the cities and towns comprised in the district in proportion to the amount of their state tax, and the treasurer shall annually notify each city and town of the amount to be paid by it, and the same shall be paid by such city or town into the treasury of the commonwealth at the time required for the payment of, and as a part of, its state tax.

SECTION 10. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect on the first day of July, nineteen hundred and ten. [Approved June 15, 1910.

Apportionment of expense, etc.

Repeal, etc.

A TABLE OF SPECIAL LAWS

RELATING TO THE

MANUFACTURE AND SALE OF GAS AND ELECTRICITY.

1822. C. 41. -- An Act to incorporate the Boston Gas Light Company.

1825. C. 29. — An Act to incorporate the Massachusetts Gas Light Company.

1833.
- An Act to incorporate the Lowell Gas Light Company.

C. 202.

1836. C. 17. — An Act in Addition to an Act entitled “ An Act to incorporate

the Boston Gas Light Company."

1837. C. 74. - An Act in Addition to “ An Act to incorporate the Boston Gas

Light Company."
C. 91. — An Act to incorporate the Lowell Gas Company.

1846. C. 36. - An Act to incorporate the Tremont Gas Light Company. C. 37. -- An Act to incorporate the Lowell Gas Company. c. 98. — An Act to incorporate the Charlestown Gas Company.

1847. C. 15. — An Act to incorporate the Springfield Gas Light Company. C. 21. — An Act to incorporate the Massachusetts Solar Gas and Foundry

Company. c. 67. — An Act to incorporate the Salem Gas Light Company,

1848. C. 20. — An Act to incorporate the Sylvie Gas Light Company. C. 38. — An Act authorizing the Massachusetts Solar Gas and Foundry

Company to change its Name.

1849. C. 17. — An Act to incorporate the Lawrence Gas Company. C. 234. — An Act to incorporate the Lowell Gas Light Company.

1850. C. 29. — An Act to incorporate the Worcester Gas Light Company. C. 144. An Act to incorporate the New Bedford Gas Light Company. C. 147. - An Act to incorporate the Newburyport Gas Company. C. 202. An Act to incorporate the Suffolk Gas Company. C. 237. — An Act in Addition to an Act to incorporate the Worcester Gas

Light Company.

1851.

C. 159. - An Act to incorporate the Worcester Gas Light Company.

1852.

C. 36. - An Act to incorporate the Cambridge Gas Light Company.
C. 102. – An Act to incorporate the Winchester Gas Light Company.
C. 103. - An Act to incorporate the South Boston Gas Light Company.
C. 109. - An Act to increase the Capital Stock of the Boston Gas Light

Company.
C. 179. — An Act to incorporate the Chelsea Gas Light Company.
C. 198. — An Act to incorporate the Roxbury Gas Light Company.
C. 208. - An Act to incorporate the “Fitchburg Gas Company."
C. 300. — An Act in Addition to an Act entitled " An Act to incorporate

the Chelsea Gas Light Company."

1853. C. 3. --- An Act to incorporate the Taunton Gas Light Company. C. 8. - An Act to incorporate the Haverhill Gas Light Company. C. 13. - An Act to incorporate the East Boston Gas Company. C. 17. — An Act to incorporate the Brookline Gas Light Company. C. 18. — An Act to incorporate the Gloucester Gas Light Company. C. 21. — An Act to incorporate the Pittsfield Coal Gas Company. C. 24. — An Act to authorize the Charlestown Gas Company to extend

their Pipes and Conductors into the Town of Somerville. C. 29. — An Act to incorporate the Brighton Gas Light Company. C. 35. — An Act to incorporate the Lynn Gas Light Company. C. 39. - An Act to authorize the Salem Gas Light Company to extend

their Pipes. C. 50. — An Act to incorporate the Ware Gas Light Company. C. 51. An Act to incorporate the Pawtucket Gas Light Company.

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